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Did the electronics actually blow or what?

The computer was an assemble-from-parts system I put together myself in 2011. The power supply is from PC Power & Cooling, a top brand, with more capacity than needed. The motherboard I chose was a Gigabyte Ultra Durable model*. I think it lived up to its name. At any rate they still work.

After the 2018 storm (opinions differ between tornado and micro-burst) there were trees and wires down everywhere, including a tree that had been in my front hard but was stretched across the street, under it all the wires still attached at both ends to adjacent utility poles.

After the power came back three days later the UPS would not provide power. I bypassed it and used a surge strip instead. Once the system had power it turned on but would not boot. I tracked that down to the SSD being dead. I bought a new SSD and the it worked again, so I reinstalled and restored to get back where I was. I did not try to diagnose the nature of the UPS or SSD failures, it was sufficient that they just did not work.

There have been no further issues from that incident that I am aware of. The system has been running fine and I am using it to post this response. When I inevitably get around to assembling its replacement you can be sure I will be looking for a PC Power & Cooling power supply and a Gigabyte Ultra Durable motherboard (assuming they still make them).

*(https://www.gigabyte.com/microsite/98/html/technology-guide-...)
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